- “Bending to the water’s will” • In flood-prone Bangladesh, resilience can mean letting water have its way. As climate change brings threats of rising seas and stronger storms, people who have spent years building barricades are considering what was once unthinkable: letting the water in and be resilient by bending, not resisting. [Science Magazine]
- “Trump’s attack on booming clean energy sector hurts American workers” • A rapidly growing US clean energy sector means good jobs across the country. The fastest growing jobs are in solar and wind power. But despite all the rhetoric about supporting American jobs, the Trump Administration keeps trying to downshift. [The Hill]
- GE Renewable Energy has unveiled a 12-MW offshore wind turbine, named the Haliade-X, that it claims will produce 45% more power than any machine currently on the market. The direct drive machine will feature a 220-meter rotor with blades of 107 metres, made by LM Wind Power. It will offer a gross capacity factor of 63%. [reNews]
- Switzerland’s ABB is supplying a microgrid and storage system to help Jamaica integrate renewable solar and wind energy into its power supply. ABB says the installation of its ABB Ability system, a 24.5-MW microgrid facility, will help the large tropical island reduce its use of fossil fuels and lower its carbon footprint. [Renewable Energy Magazine]
- In a move with far-reaching implications for electric grids, Illinois regulators approved Commonwealth Edison’s cutting-edge microgrid cluster in Chicago. As the nation’s first utility-scale microgrid cluster, the $25 million project is expected to demonstrate what some believe will eventually become a grid-of-microgrids. [Microgrid Knowledge]
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Source: Green Events
March 2 Green Energy News